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Marconi came to Crookhaven in 1905 to attempt to send a wireless message to America.  This was his mast (at present day Marconi House).  When he failed in that, he set up a telegraphic office to communicate with the shipping coming from America. He installed his telegraphic equipment at  the Fastnet Lighthouse.  Keeper Ryan sent the first message to his wife.  A few years ago the sand on Galleycove beach was washed away in a storm.  It exposed the end of Marconi's telegraphic cable.


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AUDIOVISUAL TOM PERLMUTTER'S CBC VIDEO  Whisper in the Air.  This video tells the whole story of Marconi in Ireland and his worldwide search for a site to send a message between the UK and America.


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